Saturday, November 7, 2015

President Obama Rejects The Keystone Pipeline

President Obama has officially rejected the Keystone XL pipeline.

On Friday The President effectively ended the political fight over the much maligned Canada-to-Texas oil sand pipeline that has gone on for over 7 years now.

Obama, who stepped up his rhetoric on the need to address global warming, announced from the White House that…
"America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change, and frankly, approving this project would have undercut that leadership,"

The President also pushed back against Republicans and climate skeptics fighting his agenda said that he believed Keystone has had an...

"over-inflated role in our political discourse, and said the project's potential to create jobs and the potential environmental threats were exaggerated."

The pipeline which has pitted oil companies and Republicans against environmentalists and Democrats would have spanned nearly 1,200 miles across six U.S. states, moving more than 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum daily from Canadian to the Gulf Coast. The oil produced in the pipeline would have had little or no effect on our oil prices and would have produced only 35 permanent American jobs.

Despite these facts the Republican’s reactions were all predictably butthurt...

Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement…

"This decision isn't surprising, but it is sickening,

Donald Trump
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump tweeted…

"So sad that Obama rejected Keystone Pipeline. Thousands of jobs, good for the environment, no downside!"

Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the decision… 

"predictable… Did anybody with any common sense believe that Barack Obama was ever really seriously considering the Keystone pipeline?"

Marco Rubio
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in a statement…

"When I'm president, Keystone will be approved, and President Obama's backward energy policies will come to an end,

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted…

"The Obama Admin's politically motivated rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a self-inflicted attack on the U.S. economy and jobs,

Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tweeted…

"Obama's rejection of #KeystoneXL will flush American jobs down the drain... all to appease the agenda of science denying radicals,"

Terry O'Sullivan

Terry O'Sullivan, the general president of the Laborers' International Union of North America, blasted the decision…

 "After a seven-year circus of cowardly delay, the President's decision to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline is just one more indication of an utter disdain and disregard for salt-of-the-earth, middle-class working Americans,"

Don’t drill baby, don’t.

Good riddance!

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